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Private Bank Technology Design Lead

Glasgow, Scotland

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Barclays Technology

In Barclays Technology, we build solutions that make life simple for our customers. Solutions that are global, agile and smart. As a part of our team, you'll recode and reimagine, learn and adapt. Rewire what the world needs, and look ahead. This is where you can be at your best. Where you can redefine the future of finance.

Key information

Date live Aug. 16, 2021

Business Area COO & Functions

Area of Expertise Technology

Contract Permanent

Reference Code 90296336

Job description

Private Bank Technology Design Lead 

As a Barclays Design Lead you will work across our key business stakeholders at all levels up to MD and partner with technology platform teams to articulate and develop to a component level a comprehensive technology strategy. This will be a central role in implementation and driving of a platform strategy to grow the Private Bank business. 
Barclays is one of the world's largest and most respected financial institutions, with 329 years of success, quality and innovation behind us. We offer careers that provide endless opportunity – helping millions of individuals and businesses thrive, and creating financial and digital solutions that the world now takes for granted.

What you’ll be doing? 
• Owning business design to take a strategy to execution across multiple technology platforms and ensuring that any proposals align to the overall Barclays technology strategy 
• Being a technology expert to whom the business trusts to realise their aspirations as to how they can best drive their business forward in helping our clients
• Challenging the status quo; things don’t change by themselves, so new thinking is welcomed and applauded
• Ensuring the propagation of best practices and developing re-usable components; driving development of assets (e.g. tools, accelerators, etc.) and other intellectual property
• Providing technology leadership and guidance, understanding the business challenge and desired outcome and helping teams formulate optimal solutions
• Providing insight on the best Technology solutions available to meet business requirements 
• Developing understanding of both internal Barclays platforms and external platform providers
• Ensuring that at all times, business requirements and proposition are aligned to technology delivery and that where decisions are made that relevant stakeholders are in full agreement

 What we’re looking for: 
• Experience in designing complex technology landscapes balancing legacy constraints with new technological opportunities
• Excellent communication skills – comfortable presenting to senior stakeholders
• Evidence of stakeholder management up to MD level
• Experience of delivering change in a Digital environment, ensuring that all aspects of client engagement and servicing across all channels are fully considered

Skills that will help you in the role: 
• Experience in Financial Services project delivery, especially in a Private Banking or Wealth Management environment for a multi-national organisation
• Knowledge of agile processes with a view on how to maximise success
• Experience of Digital Technology design and delivery

Where will you be working? 
We’ve been in Scotland for 250 years, and our significance has never been as important as it is today. You can find Tay House nestled in a fantastic central city location, a short walk from both Central and Charing Cross train stations, and not far from Sauchiehall Street and Argyll Street, two of the city’s main shopping hubs. We’re committed to giving everyone the opportunity to thrive at Barclays, investing in our people, communities, and facilities – highlighted by our new state-of-the-art campus opening soon in the city centre.


What you get in return

However high you rise at Barclays, we believe all our employees should receive a competitive package of core benefits flexible to you and your family’s needs. At Barclays, you’ll support our customers and clients, and we’ll support you with rewards that will genuinely make a difference.

Competitive holiday allowance

Competitive pay

Life assurance

Income protection

Private medical care

Flexible working

Pension contribution

Voluntary benefits

Success profile

To be successful in Barclays Technology, there are a few things we look for. Creativity, curiosity, and an excitement of what we can offer, and what you can do here.

Qualities we look for: communicator, relationship builder, self-starter, detail-oriented, patient, helpful

Our technology

We are continually investing in the technology powering our business. This means rebuilding and reinventing our systems to make them fit for a world-class future. It means developing systems that help us support and protect the global economy. It means anticipating the future and taking Barclays forward as a technology-led business. We are building a team of the most perceptive and talented tech analysts, engineers and developers fluent in the most current languages to deliver all of this, and more.

Where do you want to take your tech career?

Financial services is going through a massive transformation, and here at Barclays we’re leading the way. People are our greatest asset. And that’s why we give our colleagues the opportunity and space to explore their ideas, and innovate on a global scale.

Find out more about what our leaders think the Barclays workforce of the future will look like.

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